TMS 2016 Course Offerings
12th Annual Lead-Free Solders and Interconnect Technology Workshop
Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
Avizo 3D Analysis Software for Materials Science*
Characterization of Dielectric Materials for Microwave Processing
Effects and Control of Impurities Along the Aluminum Value Chain
Energy Management in the Materials Industry
Explore CES Software Tools for Materials Related Critical Decision-Making in Industry, Research, and Education*
Managing Technical and Financial Risk in a New Technology Project Environment
Multiphysics Materials Simulations Using the Open Source MOOSE Framework
NSF Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
Practical Methods for "In-Plant" Testing of Carbon Anodes Used in Aluminum Smelting

TitleMultiphysics Materials Simulations Using the Open Source MOOSE Framework
WhenSunday, February 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST)
WhereMusic City Center
SponsorshipTMS Structural Materials Division
PresentersAndrew Slaughter and Daniel Schwen, Idaho National Laboratory
Workshop LengthFull day
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"Instructors provided excellent explanation of framework for phase field and finite elements. Very empowering course."
—TMS2015 Course Attendee
The Multiphysics Object Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) is an open source framework aiding in the development of scientific simulation tools. MOOSE has been widely utilized for materials studies at the engineering and mesoscales and has modules for finite strain mechanics, phase field, and heat and mass transfer. A modular, pluggable interface provides simplified access to powerful, massively parallel nonlinear solvers; it can run small problems and has demonstrated good scalability to over 10,000 processors. This workshop will cover everything necessary to utilize MOOSE and its modules in the creation of new materials applications. For more information, visit the MOOSE Framework website.
This workshop will be valuable for any student, scientist, or engineer interested in creating scientific simulation tools for materials related applications. MOOSE is open source and freely available and is already being used by industry, national laboratories, and universities across the world.
  1. Overview of the MOOSE framework and C++
  2. How to create a MOOSE-based simulation tool
  3. Solving mechanics problems in MOOSE
  4. Developing phase field models with MOOSE
Andrew Slaughter began his academic studies focusing on structural engineering at Michigan Technological University (B.S.) and Washington State University (M.S.). He shifted focus for a Ph.D. at Montana State University where he studied applied engineering mechanics and researched snow and avalanche physics. This worked included extensive field, laboratory, and computational research, which paved the way for receiving a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University in 2011, where Slaughter focused on developing a phase-tracking snow microstructure model. In 2013, Andrew joined Idaho National Laboratory and the MOOSE team, adding to the wide spectrum of research expertise of the team.
Daniel Schwen is the lead developer of the MARMOT mesoscale simulation code at Idaho National Laboratory. After obtaining a Ph.D. in physics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois and at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he developed atomistic and mesoscale simulation approaches to study nuclear fuels and structural materials. Schwen joined the microstructure simulation group in early 2014 contributing his computational method development experience. He has also used the MOOSE framework for multiscale modeling, coupling from the atomistic to the mesoscale, and the mesoscale to the engineering scale.
Register for this professional development event through the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration Form. Please note that registration for the full TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is not required to attend a Professional Development event.
Registration Fees*:
Before January 8, 2016
After January 8, 2016
* Registration fees include mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. There will be a mid-day break during which attendees can get lunch on their own.
** Must be a full-time student at an accredited university to register at the student rate. Copy of valid student school identification card must accompany registration form.

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